Shivraj Singh Chouhan peace fast: After the situation in Madhya Pradesh went a bit tense in last one week, the state chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to go on a peace fast on Saturday morning. The announcement was made by him at a press conference on Friday evening. “I will sit on indefinite fast from 11 am tomorrow at Dussehra Maidan for the restoration of peace,” he said.
Here are 5 things to know about Shivraj Singh Chouhan peace fast in Bhopal:
1. Madhya Pradesh farmers went on a protest on June 1 demanding certain things from the state government. The situation turned worse when 5 protestors were killed while eight others were injured in an alleged open fire by the local police forcing the CM to take a strong action.
2. The venue for the Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s protest is the Dussehra Maidan in the state capital, Bhopal. The chief minister reached the venue on Saturday morning with his wife and was accompanied by some other ministers as well.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing before peace fast:
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3. Chouhan’s aim is to hear the grievances of the cultivators during his fast. “I will sit on a fast in the open and run my government so that farmers can approach me for discussion,” he had said during his press conference.
4. Before starting his fast, he addressed the gathering and said farmers have always been his priority. Chouhan said his each breath in last few hours has been taken for the development of Madhya Pradesh. The chief minister added that whenever there was a crisis, he didn’t sit in his office but went out and visited the farmers.
5. Chouhan believes that this move will help the farmers to reach him easily. “I will be available at the Dussehra Maidan. I welcome all farmers to come there for resolving the impasse peacefully through an amicable dialogue with me. I won’t sit in my office at Mantralaya (secretariat)…(but sit at) Dussehra Maiden and do all work from there,” he had said.